Sport England set World Cup set-piece record

00:20  12 july  2018
00:20  12 july  2018 Source:   goal.com

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Overall, 42 percent of goals in the World Cup have come from set plays or penalties, beating the previous record of 36 percent from the 1998 World England , meanwhile, reached the semi-finals for the first time in 28 years with the help of eight goals from set - pieces , more than any other side in the

“ Set pieces have been a massive thing for us and other teams through the whole of the World Cup ,” Ashley Young, one of England ’s set - piece takers, said Monday. Meanwhile, five of England ’s goals have been headers, also tying the record for a single World Cup since 1966.

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Kieran Trippier's early goal in the semi-final against Croatia gave the Three Lions their ninth set-piece strike of the tournament

England have set a record for the most set-piece goals at a World Cup since 1966.

That goal breaks the record of eight England held along with Portugal's 1966 side heading into the semi-final in Moscow.

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Set pieces have been the main source of goals at the World Cup and England has been the master of them on its run to the semifinals. Meanwhile, five of England 's goals have been headers, also tying the record for a single World Cup since 1966.

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Overall, the Three Lions have scored nine of their 12 goals at the tournament from set pieces.

Harry Kane, the World Cup Golden Boot leader, has scored three of his six goals from penalties and another two from corner kicks.

Centre-back Harry Maguire has also been heavily important during England's run to the semi-final, heading home the opener from a corner-kick in the 2-0 quarter-final victory over Sweden.

The winner of Wednesday's semi-final will take on France in the final on Sunday, while the loser faces Belgium in the third-place game on Saturday.

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